Germany and US to go ahead despite rain - FIFA
26 June 2014, 18:13
Rio de Janeiro - Germany and the United States will play their last World Cup group match on Thursday as planned, despite torrential rain in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, soccer's world governing body FIFA said on Thursday.
"The match will get started at 1pm (1600 GMT) as originally anticipated," a FIFA spokeswoman said. "It is true there are heavy rains but the match will go ahead as scheduled."
A draw between Germany and the U.S. would send both teams into the second round and eliminate Portugal and Ghana who also play on Thursday.